Upcoming Events & Important Dates

March 5, 2016

       Semi-final Round   

       St. Louis Teen Talent


March 6, 2016

       Tickets 'On Sale' for

       Final Competition 

April 23, 2016

       Final Competition

       at the Fabulous 

       Fox Theatre 


2016 Preliminary Round Judges

  • Gary Bell  Actor / Director / Artistic Director, Stray Dog Theatre

  • Barbara Berner   Artistic Director, St. Louis Children's Choirs 

  •  Adrienne Broyles  Singer / Ensemble Director, St. Louis Children's Choirs
  • Gene Dobbs Bradford  Musician / Executive Director, Jazz St. Louis
  • Phil Dunlap  Musician / Director of Education, Jazz St. Louis 


  • Tim Fischer  Jazz Guitarist / Composer / Educator, SLCC-Wildwood 

  • Gina Galati  Opera Singer /Artistic Director, Winter Opera Saint Louis
  • Lee Nolting  Dancer / Artistic Director emeritus of COCAdance

  • Tim O'Leary   General Director, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
  •  Larry Pry  Pianist / Singer / Music Director

  • Randy Manning  Actor / Comedian / Producer, "Jest" Murder Mystery Company

  • Tim Schall  Singer / Producer, St. Louis Cabaret Conference


  • Gerri Stretz   Dancer / Teacher / Founder, Gerri Stretz Professional Dance Center 

  • Ashley Tate  Dancer / Choreographer / Artistic Director, Ashleyliane Dance Co.
  • Zoe Vonder Haar  Actress / Singer / Dancer / Choreographer

  • Anthony Redd Williams  Hip Hop Dancer / Choreographer / COCA

 Stellie Siteman  Actress / Artistic Director, Max & Louie Productions

Marsha Parker  Actress / Director of Theatre, Lindenwood University-Belleville  

2016 Semi-final Round Judges


  • Tali Allen  Pianist / Music Director / Director of Education, STAGES Performing Arts Academy

  • Alonzo Lee  Musician / Grammy Award-winning Producer / Instructor, Nelly's ex'treme Institute

  • Marc Gordon  Musician / Executive Director, Chamber Music Society St. Louis

  • Amy Scheers  Dancer / Choreographer /  Director of  Program Design & Production, COCA

  • Denise Thimes  Professional Singer & Recording Artist 


 2016 Final Round Judges


Info Coming Soon! 






2015 Final Round Judges


Alicia Graf Mack is a former lead dancer of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She has also been a principal ballerina with Dance Theatre of Harlem and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Alicia has danced as a guest performer with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Beyonce, John Legend, Andre 3000 and most recently, Alicia Keys.  Mrs. Mack graduated magna cum laude with honors in History from Columbia University and holds a MA in Nonprofit Management from Washington University in St. Louis. Alicia is also gifted writer. She has contributed to some of the most prestigious national magazines in her industry. Recently, she wrote the historic cover story, “Beyond Role Models” for Pointe Magazine’s June/July 2014 diversity issue. She has also authored the foreword of American Dance: The Complete Illustrated History by Margaret Fuhrer.  Alicia Graf Mack is the Co-Founder of D(n)A Arts Collective, an initiative that she created with her sister, Daisha Graf, to empower and enrich the lives of young, aspiring dancers. 




Megan Larche Dominick, CSA is the resident Casting Director and Producing Associate for The Muny. She has cast multiple Broadway shows including the revivals of A Chorus Line and Grease, and served as the Children’s Casting Director for the Broadway and all touring companies of The Lion King. Film work includes: “True Grit,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “It’s Complicated,” and “Hairspray.” She was the Associate Producer on projects that included Bring It On: The Musical  (Broadway & Nat’l Tour)Grace with Paul Rudd (Broadway)TRACES (New York & Nat’l Tour) and Legally Blonde the Musical (Broadway & Nat’l Tour).  She also produced The Two Lives of Napoleon Beasley and Pvt. Wars while the Artistic Director of the Incumbo Theater Company. She can be seen at work in the documentary film “Every Little Step.” Her proudest production is her daughter Olive June. 


Carl Nappa is Executive Director of Technology and Sound Engineering for Nelly’s ex’treme Institute in St. Louis and has over 20 years of recording experience as a producer and recording engineer.  Carl’s musical journey began with the gift of an acoustic guitar at age 9 from his godfather. Playing rock, funk, R&B and jazz throughout his teen years eventually led him into a recording studio where he developed his appreciation for what happened on the other side of the glass. Mr. Nappa apprenticed with Multi-Grammy award winning engineer, Bob St. John and later joined the Hit Factory recording studios in NYC.  Carl’s credits include sessions ranging from vocal overdubs to eighty-piece orchestras alongside the major pop stars and producers of our time including Extreme, the Baby Animals, Dweezil Zappa, Steve Perry, Phil Ramone, Alan Parsons, P Diddy, Wyclef Jean, and Vincent Herbert. Recording sessions have taken him to Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and the famed Abby Road Studios in London. He most recently served as the Director of Recording for Nelly’s Derrty Entertainment  working closely alongside Nelly and other recording artists. Mr. Nappa has been awarded over thirty Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum records as well as being Grammy and Aria nominated as an engineer, mixer, and producer.


Ken Page is a St. Louis native with a career spanning over forty years. He has worked in nearly all areas of the entertainment industry on two continents.  His stage credits are too numerous to list here but include the All-Black revival of GUYS AND DOLLS, the Original Broadway Casts of CATS and AIN’T MISBEHAVIN, London’s West End in CHILDREN OF EDEN and twenty years of roles at St. Louis’ own Muny. Awards: New York Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, Kevin Kline Award and many other nominations.  In concert appearances include: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Hollywood Bowl and Caeser’s Palace.  Motion Picture credits include: “Dreamgirls”, “Torch Song Trilogy” and voice characters in “All Dogs Go To Heaven” (King Gator), “Nightmare Before Christmas” (Mr. Ooggie Boogie). His television credits are numerous. He can be heard on 17 Original Cast and/or Soundtrack Recordings. Ken’s concert “Page by Page” is available on CD. He wrote and directed CAFÉ CHANSON and opened the GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL last year here in St. Louis. He attended Fontbonne University and has an honorary BFA from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of Los Angeles/New York. Ken will debut his new theatre piece THE PAINTINGS this fall in St. Louis and his new Cabaret Act at “Birdland” in New York this spring.


Phyllis Smith is a native St. Louisan who recently finished work on the new Pixar film, “Inside Out” starring alongside Amy Poehler. (mid-June 2015 release) She is perhaps best known for her role as ‘Phyllis’ on NBC’s hit series “The Office.” She also had a recurring role on ABC’s “Trophy Wife.” Local audiences have enjoyed seeing Phyllis perform live at the Muny in recent productions of NUNSENSE and GREASE. Additional acting credits include: "Bad Teacher," "Butter", "Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked" "Arrested Development," "The 40 Year Old Virgin" and the independent film "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With." Phyllis got her start in the entertainment industry working with casting agencies for shows including: "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Arrested Development," "Spin City," and NBC’s pilot of "The Office." Smith, a former St. Louis Cardinals cheerleader, received full scholarships in dance from Kansas University and Tulsa University and she holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.  She was also a ballet dancer with the St. Louis Civic Ballet and the St. Louis Dance Theater as well as a professional jazz dancer under Raoul Appel. Phyllis attended Cleveland High School. 

Adam Crane returned to his hometown of St. Louis in 2008 to work for the St. Louis Symphony. He is currently Vice President for External Affairs. He also serves as the Co-Host/Commentator for the live Saturday night weekly broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony orchestral concerts on St. Louis Public Radio – 90.7 KWMU. In addition to Crane’s work with the St. Louis Symphony, he is Co-Founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Street Symphony, an LA based non-profit that promotes on-site outreach concerts for greatly underserved/incarcerated members of the community. Prior to joining the St. Louis Symphony, Crane was the Director of Public Relations for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. He also worked for several years in the record industry as a Product Manager at both Universal Music Group in New York City and Warner Music Group in LA. In 2010, Crane was included in the St. Louis Business Journal’s “40 under 40” awards. He was also selected as one of 30 “Rising Stars in the Performing Arts” in 2012 by Musical America.




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